Al Hurricane And His Night Rockers - Burrito album
Alberto Nelson Sanchez (July 10, 1936 – October 22, 2017), known professionally as Al Hurricane, was an American singer-songwriter, dubbed "The Godfather" of New Mexico music. He released more than thirty albums, and is best known for his contributions to New Mexico’s unique style of Spanish music. He received his nickname, Hurricane, from his mother. As a child, he would accidentally knock things over; the nickname became synonymous with his band, studio, and a recording label.
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Al Hurricane & the Night Rockers issued their self-released debut album, Mi Saxophone, in 1967. It was recorded on gear purchased from Norman Petty and had been used to record Buddy Holly a decade before. Thanks to its lead single, "Sentimiento" b/w the title track, the record gained enough airplay regionally that the band was able to tour the Northwest and Southwest, and throughout Western Mexico. Hedging his bets given his altered physical appearance, Hurricane guaranteed the band gigs for years to come: he and his brothers bought the Sky Line Club in Albuquerque and eventually renamed it The Far West. That club became the home of the Al Hurricane Band, as well as a stopping point for many norteño and tejano artists to perform - including a young Selena.
Al Hurricane (born July 10, 1936, Dixon, New Mexico, USA – died October 22, 2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) was an American singer-songwriter, dubbed "The Godfather" of New Mexico music. His signature look, which included an eye-patch, was due to an automobile accident that occurred during the 1960s. Brother of Baby Gaby and Tiny Morrie, and uncle of Lorenzo Antonio.
Al Hurricane recorded his next album, Albuquerque, in 2007. His latest album, 2010's Hey Sugar Baby! had Al Hurricane playing around his sound in fun and creative ways. The album ventures in Reggae, Reggaeton, as well as Italian, Brazilian, and Turkish genres. He was married twice, but.
Hurricane is the third studio album by American R&B recording artist Eric Benét, released June 21, 2005, on Friday Records, with distributing by Reprise Records. It is the follow-up to his second album A Day in the Life (1999) and follows the shelving of his Better and Better project for Warner Bros.
Al Hurricane was often accompanied on stage by his children, sons Al Hurricane, Jr. and Jerry Dean, and daughter Erika. He also performed frequently with his brothers Baby Gaby and Tiny Morrie Contents. Hard-working father and tenacious mother (1930s–1950s). Al Hurricane & the Night Rockers (1950s–1960s). Recording and touring (1960s–1970s).
The Flying Burrito Brothers. The Flying Burrito Brothers. Dim Light, Thick Smoke (and Loud, Loud Music). The Wild Side of Life (I Didn't Know God Did Make Honky Tonk Angels). Ruebin's Train, Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
His son, Al Hurricane, J. told The Associated Press that his father died from complications related to a long battle against prostate cancer. Two of his daughters were at his side. He was 81. Hurricane, Jr. said his father had already said his goodbyes to his friends, fans and his children. He didn't want people crying when it was his time to go," his son said. His death came two years after the elder Hurricane went on a farewell tour following his announcement he had Stage 4 prostate cancer and kept performing despite chemotherapy treatment
Hurricane began his professional music career by singing in Albuquerque Old Town restaurants before releasing his first songs, "Lobo" and "Racer" under the band Al Hurricane & the Night Rockers in 1962. He released his first album, "Mi Saxophone," in 1967. The album contained his signature song "Sentimiento," a ballad he wrote for his first wife and mother of his four children